Spring Lecture: Wildlife Friendly Meadows

May 17, 2015

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Visitor Center

An Ernst Conservation Seeds Native Plant Lecture

An Ernst Conservation Seeds Native Plant Lecture
Sunday, May 17, FREE
1 PM, Education Building

Establishment and Maintenance of Wildlife Friendly Meadows
By Mark Fiely, Horticulturalist with Ernst Conservation Seeds

Mark will talk about natural grasslands in Pennsylvania with a focus on a large area of little bluestem at Ft. Indiantown Gap. The lecture will explore meadows with tall and short statured grasses and diversity. Fiely writes, "Diversity of flora begets diversity of fauna. Grass height can affect the type of diversity that will occur in the landscape."

About the Speaker: Mark Fiely earned a B.S. in horticulture from Penn State University and an M.S. in horticulture from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Since 1995 he has been a horticulturist at Ernst Conservation Seeds where he has focused on diversifying the natural ecotypes available at the company. He also works to fulfill the company's mission by educating customers on the value of using native species in the landscape.

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